The best way to describe what is do is that I create stuff. Too short? How about I paint, design and brainstorm with people who want to stand out from the crowd.
My background is in marketing, I composed and produced music for television commercials for about 12 years then fell into the art world by accident in 2002 (http://garaughty.com) and turned what can be a very difficult career(abstract painter) into a booming business.
What most people don't see is that I'm really in marketing, the works on canvas just happen to be my product. Why am I telling you this? To give you an idea of how I approach things. My philosophy is that marketing is simply about creating and nurturing relationships, not selling! If that makes sense to you, we can probably do amazing things together and we should talk.
Whether you sell real estate, write books or make your living with a paint brush, we're all in the same boat... trying to stand out from the crowd and to be heard above the noise. Below are a few comments from some of the amazing projects and people I've had the priviledge to work with...
http://garaughty.com (main website)
The Art Of Marketing You (my marketing blog)
http://activerain.com/groups/marketing (The Art of Marketing YOU group, 10,050+ subscribers)
His name is his point of difference. Marti's skills and abilities speaks for itself. If you want RESULTS, you want Marti Garaughty on your next project... Kevin Abdulrahman, 'The Man Inspiring Millions'- International Best Selling Author of THE BOOK on Winning The Game Of Life
Without your incredible artistic talent, your sound knowledge in technology, your pickiness, your judicious advice, your support and your legendary "patience", none of this would have ever become reality...
I had both my website and blog entirely designed (with original graphics, themes, wall paper, etc.) by marti and it was the best business decision I ever made. And yes, everything has to be there... technically and visually speaking. My sites have a real HOT look yet they're sober and elegant, easy to navigate through... thanks to you marti, my biz is booming! You're top notch (and the best!)... Lyne Des Roberts, La Dame dragon
It is fabulous, we're both thrilled! We love it....Thank you for helping us and taking the time to really understand our vision... Laura Cerrano, Feng Shui Manhattan
I was impressed by Marti Garaughty's artistic designs and marketing skills from the first day I discovered him on ActiveRain. His technical knowledge, artistic talent and his top quality design work are backed up by a true desire to provide the highest level of customer service. Marti is one of those rare individuals who not only offers out-of-the-box creativity but support his clients with excellent communication and responsiveness. No matter what time or day of the week or how small my question might have been, he was quick to provide me answers with patience and even enthusiasm. I would highly recommend Marti to anyone! FYI, I have been Page One(Google) #1 spot for quite some time. You are the best!... Diane Aurit, LKN Realty
I first saw Marti's art a couple of years ago and was intrigued by his talent. When I was ready to do a book cover for Real Estate the Rome Way, it was Marti that I thought of. One of the very best decisions! Marti is a joy to work with, caring, brilliant, creative and fun. My book cover is a masterpiece. Thank you, Marti.”
Margaret Rome http://www.homerome.com/Book
I wanted to let you know that I am thrilled with the way you created my new blog and header. It looks just beautiful, is professional and is definitely helping me to come up in search engines, which I had no luck with it before your work. There is not one person that hasn't seen my new blog look and hasn't commented on how lovely and professional it is. I thank you also for all your patience and time; you are a delight to work with and I will be contacting you in the near future for another blog I would like you to create as well. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking to improve their rankings in the search engines and who wants to achieve a professional looking blog or website. Thank you again, I couldn't be happier with it... Carole Provenzale See also... Marti Garaughty A Master of Creativity
Wordpress Blogs do rock, and from what I've seen you do with them, I think you rock too!!... Brad Andersohn
Marti is one of those people that creativity just oozes out of. He is one of the most talented artists first of all, but also a marketing genius! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Marti over the past few years... Call him ~ you won't be disappointed!... Pamela St.Peter, Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty
I recently had the pleasure to work with Marti on a marketing project. I was blown away by his creative abilitiesas well as his intuitive understanding of my needs. I'm so happy I found someone with Marti's creativity and expertise to guide me through my project... Diane Bell
Marti ~ You have so many gifts, however, the one that I love the most is that you can reach a non-techie like me... and I can understand what you are saying.! Thanks for taking the time to make the complex more understandable. Your work is phenomenal... Joan Whitebook
A highly caffeinated creative type... abstract painter, composer, producer, pianist, chess addict, cat lover. Creative strategist discussing everything from WordPress to marketing in a noisy world!